This year sees the 150th anniversary of the fish and chip shop and, with nearly 11,000 of them across the UK alone, it seems the nation’s favourite takeaway food is as popular as ever.
Although fish and chips are regarded as quintessentially British, recent reports suggest that the nation’s flagship takeaway grub is becoming increasingly popular across the globe. The British staple is now tipped to become one of the gastronomic trends of the autumn in France, with cafés and top restaurants serving up ‘le fish and chips’ to intrigued Parisians. Six leading chefs even cooked up their own fish and chips at MIAM, an annual event for Parisian food lovers.
Skyscanner looks at five of the top places across the world to sample fish and chips.
Publicis Drugstore Brasserie, Paris
This popular café at the top of the Champs Élysées serves many traditional French dishes, but now has a more unusual dish which is proving popular with customers – fish and chips. According to staff at the café, the dish is popular both at lunchtime and in the evening, and a number of other eateries across the city have also recently added fish and chips to their menu. Find flights to Paris
Atlantic Fast Food, Coatbridge
Proud winners of the UK Fish & Chip Shop of the Year 2009/10 Award, Atlantic Fast Food in Coatbridge, near Glasgow, prides itself not only on offering delicious, sustainable produce but also a first class customer experience every time. Find flights to Glasgow
Crispy Cod, Fuengirola
Claiming to be the best British fish and chip shop on the Costa del Sol, Crispy Cod was set up in 2000 and now serves up fish and chips on its seafront premises seven days a week. The shop now has a waterproof and heated terrace, should the normally agreeable Spanish weather turn nasty. Find flights to Malaga
A Salt and Battery, New York
Billed as the Big Apple’s only truly authentic British style fish and chip shop, A Salt and Battery (definitely a name to take with a pinch of salt) on Greenwich Avenue has won a raft of local awards for its offering. There is also a shop next to the restaurant which sells other British goodies such as pickled onions, HP sauce and various fish-based souvenir t-shirts. Find flights to New York
The Chippy, Hong Kong
Based on 51 Wellington Street, the recently reopened Chippy is a very British chip shop right in Central Hong Kong. Cod, chips, mushy peas a mug (yes a mug) of tea (Tetleys) and a slice of white bread and butter can all be bought in this authentic chip shop! They even offer the traditionally northern delicacy of deep fried Mars bar. Find flights to Hong Kong
Pictures courtesy of Publicis Drugstore, Atlantic Fast Food and A Salt And Battery